July 18th, 2005

Computers

DSL fixed, I hope

The DSL has been flaky at my home ever since it went in and they set the speed to the 2M down/512K up we're paying for. It was nearly unusable Friday and Saturday, and not much better yesterday. I'd placed a call to the tech support line, and they entered a repair ticket, the third since it went in.

Today, the repair guy came out and replaced my Efficient Networks 5930 with a 5861. He said those had been pretty trouble-free in his experience. He also looked, and saw the line coming to my house was the original overhead wiring that had been around since it was built. Whee.

The connection has been solid so far with the 5861. Here's hoping it's actually fixed and stable.
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TRON

Finally talking to kids

Tomorrow evening, I'm going to be talking to a group of kids brought together by the Fairmont affiliate of Kinship, Inc. I'm going to be talking about what I'd planned to tell the folks in Detroit, before that one got squashed by a nervous principal: a bit about the costume and what's come of it, and a bit about how it's all come about because I was just being myself and having a good time - and how they might want to try that, too. Oh, and while they're being themselves, how about letting everyone else be themselves, too? Hopefully, the costume (which I'll be wearing) will give me an opening to get talking with them.

I'm a bit nervous about it, but it's not like I haven't been nervous before about doing something in public in the costume; I'll just put it aside and go forward.
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    nervous nervous